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Monday, June 16, 2014

An Interview with Author Jay McLean

Romance Book Interview
It’s simple…this woman writes…I read it.  No brainer.  I just want to read whatever she writes…it’s my Kindle Crack. Do I sound like I am a little obsessed? Fine. I admit I need a twelve-step program.  Hello…My name is Cheri. I am a blogger…and I am obsessed with Jay McLean’s books.

A little background
Jay McLean is the author of the More Series, including More Than This, More Than Her, More Than Him and soon to be released, More Than Forever. She also has two standalones coming soon titled The Road, and Combative.
Jay is an avid reader, writer, and most of all, procrastinator. When she's not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, or devouring some tacky reality TV show. She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her smile, make her hurt, and make her feel.

You can follow Jay on Instagram and Twitter @jaymcleanauthor. You can also find her on her blog at where you can subscribe to her newsletter and get teasers and updates first hand, her Facebook page at or her fan group on Facebook at, or you can contact Jay directly at

For publishing rights (Foreign & Domestic) Film, or television, please contact my agent, Erica Spellman-Silverman, at Trident Media Group.

Interview with Jay McLean
1. Did you ever imagine the More series would be such a huge success?

No. Never in my wildest dreams. I remember a week or two after release, just after I told my hubby that I hit publish--he went online and looked me up. That's where he saw your blog and said, "You should send it to her." I scoffed, and said, "No one wants to read my book. How embarrassing!" But I sent it anyway... and you posted a review and compared me to Colleen Hoover! I'm not gonna lie, I cried! And you didn't even know it then, but now you know how much I adore Colleen Hoover.

2. What made you write your first book? Did you always want to be a writer? 

No. I'd never written a single thing in my life before I started writing More Than This. It was just a story in my head--and one I thought I'd attempt to get out in words. I never thought to publish, and I never thought that it would be what it has become. 

3. How did you come up with the idea for the More series?   Did you have any real life inspirations “drunk Lucy” or Logan? 

Haha! Everyone loves Drunk Lucy! I don't really remember where I cam up with the idea. I just knew that I wanted to write a book where the girl was kind of thrown into a whirlwind of a new life. As far as the secondary characters, I wanted them all to be different so they stood out in the few sentences that they had in the book. I wanted them all to be quirky enough that I wouldn't want to skim the pages when I saw their name. It was a pet peeve of mine in books when I read... sometimes I just wanted scenes with the H and h and when their friends would be there, I tended to skim. I didn't want that. 

4. If you weren’t a writer…what would you be doing (other than housework or running after your adorable kids?)

I'd probably be back working at an electronic store here in Australia. When I was younger I wanted to be a radio DJ--the ones on those nightly countdown shows. My friends said I wasn't funny, so I quit that dream. 

5. What are you currently reading?

Nothing at the moment. After I finish editing More Than Forever, and setup some promo stuff, I'm going to try to devour some heavy reads. I try not to read and write at the same time so I don't get influenced. 

6. Who is your favorite writer?     

Colleen Hoover and Tijan. 

7.  Will you let your kids read your books one day?

Yes. One day. Maybe. If I cut out the profanity and some sex scenes. Maybe.

8. Logan or Jake…who is your favorite?

... NO ... I love Jake because he was my first, but I love Logan because he's beautifully broken, but I love Cam.... Okay, never mind.

9. When are you visiting the NY city area?  

October - November I'll be there! 

10.  I know you recently signed a publishing deal.  Tell me about your new releases.

A publishing deal was for two books, More Than This and The Road - with Skyscape, who are a division of Amazon Publishing. They will be re-releasing More Than This - with the same cover, etc. very soon. (I think just after More Than Forever's release) and The Road will be out in January. And -- you're the first blogger I'm telling -- The Road was actually picked up by an Italian Publisher called RCS Libri. They are the leaders in New Adult in Italy and work with some amazing authors, so I'm excited about that. It would be so surreal to see my work in another language!


Please check out my book reviews on the More Than series…so you can understand why I am so in love with JMack. I hope that someone green lights this series for a cable television series. 

Review of More Than This -

Review of More Than Her -

Review of More Than Him -

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